Sharing the Joy while Making Flowers

As many of you know, the Share the Joy special is ending on July 31stand, if you are like me, you might have a pile of circles leftover after using this Thin Cut.  This die appears to be created for card making, and I did use it for quite a few cards like my Fourth of July card, BUT, I also found a way to create a scrapbook border using the same die.

I have honestly enjoyed playing with the Share the Joy collection, but amongst all of the projects lies a “little” pile of circles crying out to be used. So, what do I do? I use them to make flowers.MissCarriesCreations_MamaBearCardSM.jpg

Yes, flowers. These adorable folded gems seemed like the perfect solution for using up my ever-growing pile of circles. They are simple to make and can be layered in a variety of ways to create simple, origami-isk flowers. Here is how it is done:

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Fold each circle, as shown, then place them side-by-side in a half-circle or full circle shape. Add a brad, button, or wooden shape in the middle and you have a flower. I kept my card super-simple. I plan on sending it to a new mommy friend who is currently enjoying the “joys” of pregnancy. MissCarriesCreations_MamaBearCardDetail

After creating the flowers, I assembled them onto some True Love paper, added some printed text from the Into the Wild Collection, then a bit of Burlap Ribbon and gems.  I even found a sentiment to used from the Bear Hug stamp of the month. (FYI: This stamp set will also be gone on July 31st.)

I hope that this card has helped you to find a way to use up your pile of circles (or chads as some like to call them) and that it inspires you to create something new.   Don’t forget, the Share the Joy Thin Cuts & Stamp sets will retire July 31st, as well as the Bear Hugs stamp set. If they are one your wish list, make sure you order them before they disappear.

▶▶▶ If you are a part of my VIP Group, your order will place you into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate. 

♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!!

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Bear Hugs ~ July SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Bear Hugs Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the July Bear Hugs stamp set. 61139206_10156480557497686_1649829919171018752_nIf you have come here from Gina Brandstetter’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

For this project, I decided to use our Fancy Tags Thin Cuts along with our True Love papers to create a sweet and simple card that I plan on sending to a friend who is currently going through a rough patch. MissCarriesCreations-BearHugCardUnfortunately, I am going to have to keep this blog post short due to the fact that my laptop keyboard is currently on the fritz. You can see here that I used the Circle Tag thin cut to create a window for the two bear images. I used another Tag Thin Cut for the sentiment.

The flower border and individual flowers were cut from Sugarplum cardstock using the Decorative Borders Thin Cuts. I added some Gold Embellishing Thread, Gold Glitter Gems, a Gold Arrow Clip, and Bitty Sparkles too finish it off.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Darlys Recker’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Bear Hug stamp set is only available until July 31st.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!

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